Adjustable Bed Support - Patent 8146190

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Description: S Not Applicable.STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT Not Applicable.REFERENCE TO A MICROFICHE APPENDIX Not Applicable.BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to bed attachments and accessories. In particular, the present invention relates specifically to an inclined bed support or bedrest. 2. Description of the Known Art Many devices have been described for supporting a person while in bed. In general, past inventions taught both portable headrests and mechanical bed attachments wherein a tiltable panel is incorporated into a headboard. In the latter devices,the headboard is formed as an integral part of the bedstead or is otherwise permanently fastened to the bed frame. These known bed attachments, such as shown in U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,287,746 and 3,482,271, require custom installation and are intended toremain permanently affixed to the bed. Furthermore, such headboard attachments are rather expensive in comparison to the portable bedrest of this invention. A further disadvantage of these tiltable headboards is that they frequently are aestheticallyunpleasing and further may not always be in harmony with the other room furniture or decor. Other bed supports which are not attached to the bed frame can shift or lack same amount of support provided by the attached bedrests. Therefore, there is aneed in the art to provide a stowable bed support to maintain the decor of the bedroom and which remains detached from the frame of the bed while still maintaining the same level of support The present invention, in contrast, does not require any special installation, is portable and can be removed from the bed or secured without any tools or particular mechanical dexterity. Furthermore, the bed support of this invention isretractable and can be hidden from view behind the mattress when not being used. Other portable bed accessories for providing a head or back rest include the portable prop stru